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HOUSE BILL NO. 567
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H0567.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
AGING COMMISSION - Amends existing law relating to the Commission on Aging
to include the ombudsman program as one for which grants or contracts may
be utilized from the Commission on Aging.
02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/03 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-1-3
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon,
Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews,
McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini,
Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche,
Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Skippen,
Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills,
NAYS -- Barrett
Absent and excused -- Loertscher, Shirley, Mr. Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Nielsen
Title apvd - to Senate
03/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough,
Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce,
Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Brandt
Title apvd - to House
03/17 To enrol
03/20 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/21 Pres signed - To Governor
03/24 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 201
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 567
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON AGING; AMENDING SECTION 67-5008, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 INCLUDE THE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM AS ONE FOR WHICH GRANTS OR CONTRACTS MAY BE
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 67-5008, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 67-5008. PROGRAMS FOR OLDER PERSONS. The commission shall upon reviewing
9 recommendations from local area councils on aging, as required by the Older
10 Americans Act of 1965, as amended, allocate to local designated area agencies
11 grants or contracts for the following purposes:
12 (1) Transportation -- For operating expenses only.
13 (2) Congregate meals -- For direct costs to provide nutritionally bal-
14 anced meals to older persons at congregate meal sites.
15 (3) In-home services -- For direct provision of case management,
16 homemaker, chore, telephone reassurance, home delivered meals, friendly visit-
17 ing, shopping assistance, in-home respite and other in-home services to older
18 persons living in noninstitutional circumstances. Fees for specific services
19 shall be based upon a variable schedule, according to rules established by the
20 Idaho commission on aging, based upon ability to pay for such services.
21 (4) Adult day care -- For direct services to older persons and their
23 (5) Ombudsman -- For provision of ombudsman services as described in sec-
24 tion 67-5009, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation modifies Section 67-5008, Idaho Code, to
include the Ombudsman program as one for which Idaho Senior
Services Act Funding may be utilized. Idaho is experiencing
significant growth in the number of assisted living facilities
located in the state. Idaho's Substate Ombudsmen are required to
visit each assisted living facility at least once every quarter.
The growth is putting a substantial burden on local Substate
Ombudsmen as they attempt to fulfill their visitation obligation
and respond to the increasing number of resident complaints.
Idaho's Ombudsman program currently receives only federal
funding, as the Idaho Senior Services Act does not include the
Ombudsman program as one of which state funding may be utilized.
We propose modifying the statute to include the Ombudsman program
to afford the Area Agencies on Aging more flexibility in funding
their Ombudsman and other Senior Services Act programs.
None at this time. The Ombudsman program will share in the
total funds allocated to Senior Services Act programs.
Name: Sarah Scott
Agency: Aging, Commission on
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 567